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Voting Rights news and analysis from The Nation
October 13, 2021
Democrats Are Ready to Abandon Black Voters, Again
The data scientist David Shor is urging Democrats to dump their racial justice message if they want to maintain any power. That’s a terrible idea.
September 29, 2021
Our Union Has Been Fighting for Voting Rights All Year
And our members can tell you why Congress must pass the Freedom to Vote Act.
September 16, 2021
Joe Manchin Giveth on Voting Rights—and Joe Manchin Taketh Away
The West Virginia senator has finally agreed to support critical voting rights legislation, but refuses to do what’s necessary to pass it.
September 13, 2021
First Texas Came for Abortion. Now It’s Going After Voting Rights.
Just a week after Texas’s abortion ban went into effect, Governor Greg Abbot signed a draconian voter suppression bill into law.
August 26, 2021
The Party of Lincoln Is Now the Party of Jim Crow
Not a single House Republican voted for the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.
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August 26, 2021
It’s Time for Biden to Lead on Voting Rights
He must use his power and influence to get voting rights laws to his desk. And that means working with senators to prevent the filibuster from standing in their way.
August 11, 2021
Thwarting the Republican Backlash Against Democracy
If the filibuster remains in place, the right to vote will be under serious threat, undermining democracy in the process.
Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis
August 10, 2021
“Democrats Need to Vote Like Democrats”
Democratic Senate candidates are demanding that their party’s caucus stop compromising on filibuster reform, infrastructure, voting rights, and budgets.
July 30, 2021
New York City’s Radical Proposal for Noncitizen Voting
The “Our City, Our Vote” bill would add almost 1 million new potential voters to the rolls—the largest addition of voters in this country in half a century.
July 22, 2021
Republicans Hate Voting Rights Because They Threaten White Power
It’s no accident that the current assault on voting rights started not with the failed reelection of Donald Trump but with the successful election of Barack Obama.